Four ten minute scripts for small casts, by David Hampshire ...
The Actor And The Extra (Drama: 2m, 1f) A cautionary and touching tale on the vagaries of the acting profession. Who is the actor and who is the extra.
The Waitrose Wing (Comedy: 3m) Scott and Melville, two pretentious art critics, lavish praise on a modern installation. Jack, the gallery caretaker and a self-proclaimed expert on all things artistic, leaves the critics aghast. But does Jack know something about the installation that they don’t?
Happy Inside (Drama: 2m, 1f) Claire visits Walter, her father, in a nursing home. Their conversation seems quite normal until she says to her husband, Brian, that her father hasn’t spoken a word to her. Walter can now only speak to her in his mind, not with his voice.
Garabini (Comedy: 3m, 1f) Two visiting antique dealers persuade local man Tom to sell them a painting cheaply, telling him it's worthless, but knowing it to be worth a small fortune. But is it? Is Tom as naive as he appears? Who's scamming whom?